Pre-orders available now.

The release date for upcoming scrolling shoot ’em up R-Type Final 2 has been revealed by publisher NIS America.

The game is developed by Granzella and a sequel to R-Type Final which was released back in 2004. R-Type Final 2 features a performance-based difficulty system and allows players to customise their ships and pilots. Features such as the ‘Force’ mechanic and looping gameplay make a return in this new entry in the R-Type series.

R-Type Final 2 will be released on 30th April for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One (playable on Xbox Series X|S via Smart Delivery). Each platform will be getting two physical editions of the game, both coming packed with special items and collectables.

The Inaugural Flight Edition comes with a copy of the game, softcover art book, soundtrack CD, and a collector’s box.

The Limited Edition includes a copy of the game, softcover art book, soundtrack CD, Metal Earth R-9A model, 33rd anniversary pilot tag, and a collector’s box.

Pre-orders for both physical editions are available now from the NIS America European online store.

The game’s development was successfully funded via three crowdfunding campaigns. The art book and soundtrack CD included as part of the crowdfunding campaigns will come with bonus graphics and tracks, respectively. Additional information can be found in the FAQ section on the game’s website.